Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Bonjour, Barcelona!

It's been a hectic time.
I'm back home from Spain now, finishing the new book, but I thought I'd post these photos
before too much time has passed.
So in Barcelona--first, we went to Parc Guell to see the Gaudi.
Here is some lovely ceramic used for the outdoor park benches.
And here I am with my red shoes and some lovely Gaudi ceramic.  You can see, he broke them into pieces and them cemented them back together.  So beautiful!
And here's another view of the ceramics.
And look at this lovely stone work along the path in the park.  Doesn't it look like palm trees? Something out of The Flintstones!
I loved the whimsy of Gaudi!
Oh, and inside the museum, I found this chair he designed.  It's amazing to think he designed this almost 100 years ago!  Doesn't it look like something you'd find in Anthropologie today!?
I also took note of street fashion in Barcelona.  Here's a girl with red tights.  Notice the red in the boot zippers too.  Very cute!
We couldn't get into the Picasso Museum because the incredibly long line.
Picasso, I love you and I especially love your striped sailor sweaters!
I did find this lady with striped socks right outside the Picasso Musem and she let me take her photo.

Oh, and here's a very typical outfit I find in a store window.  I see this design a lot in Southern France, as well.  It seems that the southerners go in for patterns more than the gals in Paris and the north.  Interesting, non?
What makes them so whimsical, so fanciful, so full of joie de vivre!?
Perhaps it's the sangria?
Then again, maybe it's the tapas!
Could it be the paella?

Maybe it's the chocolat fondant? 

I do believe it has something to do with LOVE!  After all, doesn't that make the world go round?


  1. It is the South, chere Jaimie! I am originally from Odessa, Ukraine, and everything is more colorful, more passionate...the colors of nature are so much more vibrant the closer one gets to the equator, n'est pas? Heee...just my opinion! ;)
    Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful photos...I am a huge fan of Gaudi (and Picasso, bien sur). Love your red shoes too...
    What an unforgettable trip this was, how exciting!
    Indeed LOVE makes everything good happen, Jaimie!
    Can't wait for the new book :)
    Have a beautiful day!
    - Irina

  2. Bonjour, Irna--I agree! it's the south. I am new to this, and just discovering the differences! How wonderful to be from Odessa. What an amazing place to come from! Thank you for all your comments. When my book comes out (next spring), I will send you a gift copy. Now, back to writing! Bises, Jamie


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